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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near False Pass in Alaska

Earthquake location 53.9285S, -163.2987WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km S of False Pass, Alaska (63 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us70003y6g. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0196aycx61, us70003y6g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -163.2987 West, latitude 53.9285 North, depth = 21.44 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 23:06:56 / May 17, 2019 @ 11:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.44 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:56 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 102 km S of False Pass, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.2987° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.9285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km S of False Pass, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-17 23:06:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-16 00:02:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003y6g Id of event.
Event Code 70003y6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0196aycx61,us70003y6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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